Dan Brown and Associates, PC, is pleased to announce that Barry J. Meyer, P.E., has joined the firm as a Senior Principal. Mr. Meyer is a recognized expert in the design and construction of deep foundations. His over 30 years of geotechnical engineering experience includes time at McClelland Engineers in Houston where he designed large diameter high capacity driven piles for major offshore structures and developed subsea geotechnical instrumentation. Mr. Meyer applied that knowledge at Marathon Oil Company where he was part of the team that installed the Steelhead oil production platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska. This challenging project required the installation of driven and drilled pipe piles into dense glacial till.
After his time in Texas, Mr. Meyer served in various engineering roles at Leighton and Associates and at Law Engineering in California, before joining HDR in their Tampa, Florida office. During this time, his drilled shaft experience includes the H-3 Windward Viaduct on Oahu, Hawaii where drilled shafts were used for the first time to support a major bridge structure and are now the foundation of choice in Hawaii. Mr. Meyer was also innovative in the use of the Osterberg O-Cell as part of the repair of the Los Angeles Coliseum after the devastating Northridge earthquake.
Mr. Meyer has worked on numerous international projects in a variety of capacities including the Confederate Bridge connecting New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island over the ice filled Northumberland Straits; the 55 km elevated Bang Na Expressway Project in Bangkok, Thailand; and the Puente de la Unidad cable-stayed bridge over the Santa Catarina River, Monterey, Mexico. He also has considerable seismic engineering experience, and has designed and constructed flood protection levee systems and water storage reservoirs.
Mr. Meyer will be based in the Tampa, Florida area. He can be reached by e-mail at . For more information on Dan Brown and Associates, visit our blog at http://danbrownandassociates.com.